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Semi crash temporarily closes I-25 in Casper
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Semi crash temporarily closes I-25 in Casper

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A semitruck overturned in snowy weather on Interstate 25 in Casper around noon Wednesday, temporarily blocking both lanes of the highway. The northbound lane reopened at 2 p.m. and traffic flowed in both directions by 2:40 p.m., according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Casper police said that the truck toppled while traveling southbound near the Beverly Street exit, where it came to rest on top of a concrete barrier. The truck driver was not injured.

At least five more wrecks immediately followed in the wake of the initial crash, police say. Two of those crashes led to non-specified injuries.

The southbound lanes were closed from Poplar Street to Wyoming Boulevard due to the crash, Casper police said in a Facebook post.

The northbound lanes were closed from Wyoming Boulevard to McKinley Street, police said.

At about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, barrel-shaped orange traffic cones closed off the southbound entrance to the highway. Passenger vehicles and tractor trailers eased slowly eastbound down a detour along F Street. A smattering of vehicles driving on the interstate indicated the highway had been at least partially re-opened in the northbound direction.

Snow fell in the Casper area for much of Wednesday, causing slick roads.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 25 from Casper to Douglas were closed for a time, but reopened just before 1 p.m.

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Joshua Wolfson joined the Star-Tribune in 2007, covering crime and health before taking over the arts section in 2013. He also served as managing editor before being named editor in June 2017. He lives in Casper with his wife and their two kids.

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